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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527350/bi-dimensional-variational-mode-decomposition-of-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-data-a-clinical-approach-to-critical-limb-ischemia
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Anne Humeau-Heurtier, Pierre Abraham, Samir Henni
The number of patients suffering from peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is growing worldwide. PAOD corresponds to an impairment of perfusion in the distal portion of some arteries that can generate critical limb ischemia. For some patients, the pathology leads to the necessity of amputation. PAOD may be diagnosed and studied with transcutaneous oxygen (tcpO2) measurements. However, the tcpO2 technique is a contact technique: probes have to be positioned on the limb, which may be impossible in case of ulcers and can lead to infection risks...
May 13, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521476/differentiation-between-gastrointestinal-schwannomas-and-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-by-computed-tomography
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Ming-Yan He, Rong Zhang, Zhenpeng Peng, Yin Li, Ling Xu, Mengjie Jiang, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
The aim of the present study was to identify computed tomography (CT) features to assist in differentiating gastrointestinal schwannomas from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). CT images of gastrointestinal schwannomas (n=15) and GISTs (n=50) were analyzed. The absolute CT values of tumor/aorta during plain scan/arterial phase/venous phase were recorded as tumor plain scan (Tp)/aorta plain scan (Ap), tumor arterial phase (Ta)/aorta arterial phase (Aa) and tumor venous phase (Tv)/aorta venous phase (Av), respectively, and normalized CT values of the three phases were calculated as Sp=Tp/Ap, Sa=Ta/Aa and Sv=Tv/Av, respectively...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516250/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-angiology
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O J Müller, R Sternitzky
BACKGROUND: The Choosing wisely initiative addresses measures of high medical impact which are frequently not appropriately performed according to expert opinion. OBJECTIVE: To increase the quality of indications by providing supportive information on diagnostic and therapeutic measures in the field of angiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the Choosing wisely initiative, the German Society of Angiology has constructed five positive recommendations on underused measures and five negative recommendations concerning those possibly overused...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514380/-transcatheter-embolization-in-prevention-of-recurrent-bleeding-from-stomach-ulcers
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N V Lebedev, G E Belozerov, A E Klimov, P Yu Sokolova, A A Spasskiy, A A Barkhudarov
AIM: To evaluate an efficacy of endovascular hemostasis in patients with gastric ulcerative bleeding and high risk of recurrent bleeding and death. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The work is based on a study of the results in 30 patients with gastric ulcerative bleeding, high risk of recurrent bleeding (rebleeding forecast system (RFS) score over 17) and high risk of death (SAPS II score over 30). We attempted transcatheter embolization of left gastric artery to prevent rebleeding...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
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Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507835/endoscopic-view-of-gastroduodenal-artery-coils-at-the-base-of-duodenal-ulcer-in-case-of-recurrent-massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleed
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Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, John W Frey, William Salyers
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is one of the major causes of bleeding peptic ulcer disease, which is associated with serious complications; therefore, the eradication of H. pylori is essential to prevent these devastating complications. Post-treatment follow-up is crucial to guarantee the eradication of the organism and may be conducted via the urea breath test, the stool antigen test, or a gastric biopsy. Acute massive upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding is one of the most common complications of peptic ulcer disease...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502548/lifelong-limb-preservation-a-patient-centered-description-of-lower-extremity-arterial-reconstruction-outcomes
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Katie E Shean, Peter A Soden, Marc L Schermerhorn, Sara L Zettervall, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Allen Hamdan, Frank W LoGerfo
BACKGROUND: Life expectancy is short for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), many of whom may fear amputation more than death. In light of the reduced life expectancy of these patients, the traditional 5-year freedom from amputation (FFA) statistic may not accurately address their concern. We developed a more relevant patient-centered calculation of major amputation risk during a patient's remaining lifetime to better answer the question, Will I ever lose my leg? METHODS: We identified all limbs undergoing first-time intervention for CLI in a large institutional database from 2005 to 2013...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484507/sulphurous-mineral-waters-new-applications-for-health
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REVIEW
Jose Manuel Carbajo, Francisco Maraver
Sulphurous mineral waters have been traditionally used in medical hydrology as treatment for skin, respiratory, and musculoskeletal disorders. However, driven by recent intense research efforts, topical treatments are starting to show benefits for pulmonary hypertension, arterial hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemia-reperfusion injury, heart failure, peptic ulcer, and acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. The beneficial effects of sulphurous mineral waters, sulphurous mud, or peloids made from sulphurous mineral water have been attributed to the presence of sulphur mainly in the form of hydrogen sulphide...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483190/acupuncture-treatment-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-an-american-indian-community
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Anne Bailey, Deborah Wingard, Matthew Allison, Priscilla Summers, Daniel Calac
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) develops in 30% of type 2 diabetes patients, increases the risk for foot ulcers and amputation, and is a significant source of disability and medical costs. Treatment remains challenging, propelling research to focus on therapeutic methods that aim to improve blood circulation or ameliorate oxidative stress that drives development of DPN. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for DPN symptoms and lower extremity arterial circulation in people with type 2 diabetes...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480194/preclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-case-control-study
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Vincenzo Bruzzese, Giuseppe Palermo, Lorenzo Ridola, Roberto Lorenzetti, Cesare Hassan, Annamaria Izzo, Angelo Zullo
BACKGROUND: An independent role of chronic inflammation in the atherosclerotic process in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has been suggested, but data are still contentious. We assessed pre-clinical atherosclerosis in the IBD patients without traditional risk factors. METHODS: In this case-control study we assessed the early atherosclerotic alterations by carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurement in IBD patients and matched controls...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479428/aortic-foreign-body-caused-by-rupture-of-endobag-after-evas-using-the-nellix-aneurysm-sealing-system-a-case-report
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Jan P Frese, Ioannis T Passaloglou, Anita Micheel, Alexandra Gratl, Erik L Franzen, Safwan Omran, Andreas Greiner
The Nellix aneurysm sealing system aims at sealing the cavity of the sac of the aneurysm, in order to reduce typical complications such as migration or endoleak. We report on a case of a unique device-associated complication: rupture and displacement of the filling material into the aortic lumen, causing peripheral ischemia and imminent renal and visceral occlusion, in a patient with anastomotic ulcer after an open aortobiiliac bypass, and calcified and tortuous iliac arteries. The material was removed by open surgery...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479185/neuroimaging-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-rectocolitis
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Lucia Monti, Rosamaria Servillo, Irene Grazzini, Leila Khader, Maurizio Acampa, Alfonso Cerase
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis (TA), also known as aortoarteritis and pulseless disease, is an autoimmune, idiopathic, large-vessel vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches, the coronary arteries, and the pulmonary arteries. METHODS: This is a peculiar clinical and radiological pattern of TA in a young female Caucasian. Her medical history included diagnosis of ulcerative rectocolitis at the age of 14. Because of the occurrence of anemia and exacerbation of rectocolitis, she had started infliximab associated with low doses of cortisone and mesalazine...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479156/multi-center-feasibility-study-of-microwave-radiometry-thermometry-for-non-invasive-differential-diagnosis-of-arterial-disease-in-diabetic-patients-with-suspected-critical-limb-ischemia
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Stavros Spiliopoulos, Vasiliki Theodosiadou, Nikolaos Barampoutis, Konstantinos Katsanos, Periklis Davlouros, Lazaros Reppas, Panagiotis Kitrou, Konstantinos Palialexis, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Elias Siores, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Dimitris Karnabatidis, Elias Brountzos
AIMS: Diagnosis of vascular involvement in diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) remains challenging. We conducted a proof of concept study to investigate the feasibility of microwave radiometry (MWR) thermometry for non-invasive differential diagnosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in subjects with DFU. METHODS: This prospective, multi-center, study included 80 participants, divided into four groups (group N: normal control subjects; group DN: participants with diabetes and verified neuropathic ulcers without vascular involvement; group DC: participants with diabetes and CLI and group NDC: participants with CLI without diabetes)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476396/nonsurgical-treatment-of-osteomyelitis-of-the-hallux-sesamoids-a%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
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Flavien Mauler, Florian Wanivenhaus, Thomas Böni, Martin Berli
The aim of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of nonsurgical treatment for osteomyelitis of the hallucal sesamoids. Osteomyelitis of the hallucal sesamoids in young and healthy patients is rare and might originate from hematogenous spread or after a puncture wound. In diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy, it often results from direct contiguous seeding from adjacent ulceration. The superiority of surgical versus nonsurgical therapy is still debated. In our institution, all patients presenting with osteomyelitis of the hallucal sesamoids are first treated nonsurgically but eventually usually require a surgical procedure...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475445/outcomes-after-foot-surgery-in-people-with-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-a-12-month-follow-up
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E Lenselink, S Holloway, D Eefting
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively measure the outcomes of foot-sparing surgery at one year follow-up for patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). We assessed wound healing and the need for further surgery in relation to the variables that influence healing. METHOD: Data were retrospectively collected by reviewing the electronic files of patients attending the Wound Expert Clinic (WEC). Outcomes of surgical debridement, toe, ray and transmetatarsal amputations were assessed...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465788/type-2-diabetes-and-quality-of-life
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REVIEW
Aikaterini Trikkalinou, Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou, Andreas Melidonis
It is true that a primary goal of diabetes early diagnosis and treatment is quality of life (QoL). The term QoL is still confusing but it is agreed that it composes of four components: The physical component, mental, cogitative component, psychological and social component. Many articles have been written addressing those four components. During the last five years 15500 articles and reviews have been written addressing diabetes and coronary arterial disease, 16100 addressing diabetes and renal function, 28900 addressing diabetes and retinopathy, 16800 addressing diabetic foot ulcers and other 26300 addressing diabetic neuropathy...
April 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465288/thirty-day-readmissions-after-endovascular-or-surgical-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-analysis-of-the-2013-2014-nationwide-readmissions-databases
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Dhaval Kolte, Kevin F Kennedy, Mehdi H Shishehbor, J Dawn Abbott, Sahil Khera, Peter A Soukas, Shafiq T Mamdani, Omar N Hyder, Douglas E Drachman, Herbert D Aronow
Background -Thirty-day readmission rates have gained increasing importance as a key quality metric. A significant number of patients are hospitalized for the management of critical limb ischemia (CLI), but limited data are available on the incidence, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmission after hospitalization for CLI. Methods -Hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of CLI during which patients underwent endovascular or surgical therapy (revascularization and/or amputation) and were discharged alive were identified in the 2013-2014 Nationwide Readmissions Databases...
May 2, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465149/diabetic-foot-ulcer-carries-high-amputation-and-mortality-rates-particularly-in-the-presence-of-advanced-age-peripheral-artery-disease-and-anemia
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Rafael Henrique Rodrigues Costa, Natália Anício Cardoso, Ricardo Jayme Procópio, Túlio Pinho Navarro, Alan Dardik, Ligia de Loiola Cisneros
INTRODUCTION: Foot ulcer is also a clinical marker for limb amputation and for death in diabetic patients. The purpose of this study was to determine amputation and mortality rates and its associated factors in patients with diabetic foot ulcerations in a tertiary hospital in Brazil. METHODS: Retrospective medical records from 654 diabetic foot patients were reviewed. The risk factors were determined using the conditional logistic regression model analysis. RESULTS: The mean patient age was 63...
April 12, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455630/relationship-between-carotid-plaque-surface-morphology-and-perfusion-a-3d-dce-mri-study
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Jianmin Yuan, Gregory Makris, Andrew Patterson, Ammara Usman, Tilak Das, Andrew Priest, Zhongzhao Teng, Sarah Hilborne, Dario Prudencio, Jonathan Gillard, Martin Graves
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the relationship between plaque surface morphology and neovascularization using a high temporal and spatial resolution 4D contrast-enhanced MRI/MRA sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty one patients with either recent symptoms or a carotid artery stenosis ≥40% were recruited in this study. Plaque surface morphology and luminal stenosis were determined from the arterial phase MRA images. Carotid neovascularization was evaluated by a previously validated pharmacokinetic (PK) modeling approach...
April 28, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454202/-new-developments-in-compression-treatment
#20
Stefanie Reich-Schupke, Kerstin Protz, Joachim Dissemond, Eberhard Rabe
Patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease who show an ankle arterial pressure of minimum 60 mmHg can be decongested by use of special padded bandages. Afterwards, medical compression stockings (class 1) with high strength and less elasticity are recommended. Mobile patients seem to benefit from progressive compression therapy with highest pressure above the calf. Compression after uncomplicated interventions of varicose veins or spider veins tends to be modified to a short and excentric compression in patients without risk factors...
May 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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